Butte Water District 2018 Water Transfer Program

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Butte Water District
Document Title
Butte Water District 2018 Water Transfer Program
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
seller actions will occur on agricultural property and water will be transfered to agricultural buyers

Document Description
The proposed project would include water transfers from Butte Water District to the Central Valley. Butte Water District would idle up to 4,902 acres of rice land to make up to 16,177 acre-feet of water and/or would pump groundwater from wells located in Sutter County for up to 5,750 acre-feet of water. Idling transfers could originate in Butte or Sutter counties and groundwater substitution transfers would originate from Sutter County. The transfer buyers could be in Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Merced, Orange, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Ventura counties.

Contact Information
Mark Orme
Butte Water District
735 Virginia Street
Gridley, CA 95948

Phone : (530) 846-3100


39°21'58.7"N 121°41'48.9"W
Butte Sutter
Cross Streets
n/a - interagency water transfer

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (interagency water transfer)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: water transfer
Project Issues
Biological Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 3 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Redding) Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 21 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento)
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